Early Childhood Mental Health Virginia Advisory Board advises and assists the State ECMHVA Coordinator and is made up of representatives from infant and early childhood systems in Virginia at the state and local level whose programs focus on children, birth to age five, as well as mental health clinicians and families. State and local representatives include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Amare Counseling Center 
  • The Arc of Virginia
  • Child Care Aware® of Virginia
  • Early Impact Virginia (formerly known as the Home Visiting Consortium) 
  • Family Representatives
  • Head Start/Early Head Start (TA System and State Collaboration Office)
  • Healthy Families/Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
  • Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Clinicians/Consultants
  • Infant and Toddler Connection of Henrico
  • Learn the Signs. Act Early Virginia.
  • Minus 9 to 5
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness-Virginia
  • New Found Families Virginia
  • Project HOPE-Virginia
  • Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula 
  • Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health (VAIMH)
  • Virginia Association for Play Therapy (VAPT)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University’s Partnership for People with Disabilities Center for Family Involvement, ECMHVA Initiative, Early Childhood Special Education Training and Technical Assistance (T/TAC), Early Intervention Professional Development, and Project S.E.E.D. Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University’s Health System including Children’s Hospital of Richmond (Pediatric Department) and Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC)
  • Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia (Part C Early Intervention) and Office of Child & Family Services
  • Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Early Childhood Special Education
  • Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Early Childhood Health, MIECHV Project and Healthy Start 
  • Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) 
  • Virginia Department of Social Services Division of Childcare & Development, Head Start State Collaboration Office and Division of Family Services/Child Protective Services Unit 
  • Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) Virginia’s Plan for Smart Beginnings and Health Initiative 
  • Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network (ITSN)
  • Voices for Virginia’s Children 
  • Wingspan

Advisory Board Members

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